Language Resident Name:

Tasuku Sasaoka 

Day and Date:

Mon. Feb. 1st

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):                                                                                        

Intermediate Japanese

Class theme/topics discussed:

Showing ways over phone

Goal(s) of the class:

   Students will learn expressions useful in direction guidance over phone.

Students will learn how to show a way when guidees are not present.

How did you structure the class?



Title Notes (T: teacher, S: student, C: class)
5(5) Attendance check & Announcement T checks Ss’ attendance and talk about a hot topic in today’s Japan.
15(20) Introductory Activity Manipulator game

Students get divided into two groups. The purpose of the game is to get as many points on cones as possible. One student from each group puts a blindfold on their eyes and the other members of the teams become manipulator and control the manipulatee. Only manipulatees can touch the pieces so the other participants can only participate in the game by manipulating.

This activity could be repeated and made more difficult by adding rules that prohibits the use of some vocabularies so that students will have to use different words.

T controls the pace, time, and difficulty by supervising them.

5(25) Pre-Activity C discusses the activity. T leads the discussion by asking questions such as “what words did you say and what words did you hear?” “Who was good manipulator and why?”

The purpose of this discussion is to review the words used in directing and the C should move to next part when they reviewed basic vocabularies.

10(35) Introduction T shows a situation in that Ss cannot direct or show the way properly only with basic vocabularies, which is directing over phone. T shows a map on a screen and become a visitor to a company. A S will be a navigator on a phone. After an improvisation role-play between T and the S, S will think of possible strategies and expressions they can use to successfully complete navigation over phone.
5(40) Presentation T summarizes C discussion and presents some expressions and strategies that could be used in over-phone navigation.
10(50) Practice Ss will practice listening through this activity. Again with the map, T speaks a long sentence. After the listening, Ss will say the destinations they arrived at the same time.
5(55) Production T randomly points a spot in a map on the screen and each students will say an appropriate expression that will leads a person on the spot to the destination.

After several times, students get into pairs and practice in them.

5(60) Consolidation T reviews the class and gives some feedback to students. Ss write down their comments and evaluation on their attendance sheets.



What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

Power point presentation

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

   What worked:

The topic was quite practical and useful in real life. Students also had to think referring to their background knowledge and experience.

   What did not work:

I think it was good lesson with good balance of inputs, practice, and outputs with a useful topic.

How could this class be improved/ modified?